Paitin Barbera d'Alba Serra 2010

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

Price: $19.99
Item No. 120786
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Intense ruby red. On the nose, it is intense and fresh, with ripe blackberries and cherries, spicy notes and vanilla. On the palate, it is dry, soft, intense and quite fresh, with good intensity and persistence.

Pair with savory pasta dishes, white and red meat.

Critical Acclaim

"Another solid effort, the 2010 Barbera d'Alba Serra is beautiful. Sweet red cherries, tar and roses jump from the glass as this juicy Barbera opens up. The 2010 has plenty of both fruit and structure. It is a nicely balanced, textured wine to enjoy over the next handful of years. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(2/26/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Simple but tasty Barbera. Lots of red berry fruits and minerals. Fairly acidic . Better with food. Would but again but I am surprised RP gave it a 90.
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Learn About Paitin Map ItMap It

The history of Paitin begain in 1796 when Benedetto Elia bought this estate with its wine cellar and vineyards. his son Guiseppe enlarged the vineyards and later bought the underground cellars, which date to the 1400s.

Since 1898 we have been exporting wine and since 1893 we have been producing Barbaresco del Sori Paitin.

In 1965 Secondo Pasquero restarted the winery and built a new cellar and replanted the vineyards and bought more as well.

Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Barbera

(bar-BARE-uh) Versatility of Italy Barbara is one of those varieties of the old world that often appears on the label - Barbara d'Alba, Barbara d'Asti for example. Native to Piedmont, Barbara is a hardy grape that grows well in the chalky soils of the area. Though popular as a single varietal, Barbera also excels as a blending partner in both Italy and California. Notable...

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